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Natural look, silky and matt surfaces thanks to bio-based, sustainable CERAFLOUR additives from BYK

For many years now, sustainability has been a key driver for BYK in its development of new additives. In addition to the obvious properties and effects of the product, questions regarding environmental impact, chemical basis, and energy consumption play a central role. BYK is presenting three additives from the CERAFLOUR product line that meet these requirements.

  • 100% bio-based
  • Sustainable
  • Based on corn starch or rape seed

With the introduction of CERAFLOUR 1003 and CERAFLOUR 1004 – two corn starch based polymers with wax-like properties - BYK has further expanded its portfolio of sustainable additives. Both additives ensure good matting while maintaining high transparency.

Processing CERAFLOUR 1003 and CERAFLOUR 1004

CERAFLOUR 1003 gives a slight surface texture and provides a similar matting effect at different observation angles and is especially recommended for wood and furniture coatings as well as for architectural coatings.

CERAFLOUR 1004, on the other hand, has finer particles and results in a slight matting effect in combination with high transparency and a smooth, soft, and silky surface feel. It is recommended in wood and furniture coatings, in coil coatings and in architectural coatings.

CERAFLOUR 1010 is a micronized wax – based on rape seed – and, besides excellent matting efficiency, it also offers very good mechanical resistance. This makes it ideally suited for modern wood coating systems such as natural look formulations, for use in general industrial coatings and in architectural coatings.

Processing CERAFLOUR 1010